WTMC Lodge Bookings

 

Winter 2023 Bookings 

Winter rates for 2023 apply from 30th June to 23rd October. Outside these dates, summer rates apply. Winter rates include food, summer rates do not.

 

  • School Holidays will be allocated in blocks - see School Holidays below.
  • If a weekday date is showing as on-request, please contact us. These dates may be available, depending on the size of your group and if one of you is a trained lodge operator.

Note that you must be a member by 1st April to get member lodge benefits for the following winter.



Bunk Release

 

12 bunks will be be held back for every weekend, and released as follows (dates approx):

  • 8th August - Release all reserved September and October bunks.

 

Additionally, bunks will be reserved for club trips & snowcraft.

 

If a date says "On Request", please contact us as there may be limited availability. We close online bookings for most dates 5-7 days out so we can do food orders but we may be able to accomodate your group, so please contact us!

 

Winter 2023 Rates - late June 2023 to 23rd October 2023

 

Member Adult        $57

Member Child        $38

Member Infant       $12

Non-Member Adult    $87

Non-Member Child    $56

Non-Member Infant      $12

Summer Rates - 24th October 2023 to late June (tbc) 2024

 

Member Adult        $20

Member Child        $15

Member Infant       $6

Non-Member Adult    $34

Non-Member Child    $26

 

Non-Member Infant   $12

 
Club Ski Week

The club ski week in 2023 is September 10 - 15. Bookings for these dates will open on 1 August.


School Holidays

The busiest times of school holidays are split into blocks to keep things manageable for the lodge team and lodge leaders. You need to book the whole block, and we don’t offer partial refunds. You can book multiple blocks.


School Holidays are blocked out so that everyone in a group arrives and leaves on the same day. The blocks are as follows:

 

 

September / October 2023

Check In

Check Out

# Nights

Friday Sept 22nd

Monday Sept 25th

3

Monday Sept 25th

Fri Sept 29th

4

Fri Sept 29th

Monday Oct 2nd

3

Monday Oct 2nd

Thurs Oct 5th

3

Thurs Oct 5th

Sun Oct 8th

3



Weekends


All weekends require a Saturday and Friday night stay.

 



Food and Diet

During the winter season, dinners are based on a preset menu, and are designed to cater to a regular as well as a vegetarian diet. If you are a vegetarian, and you have not specified in your booking comments how many in your party are vegetarian no allowance will be made for a vegetarian diet. You can rectify that by contacting the booking officer. This has to be done at least one week out from your booking to account for it in our food orders. If you have dietary requirements outside of what is provided you need to self-cater some of your meals. 
Note that we do not supply dinner on Friday night, the assumption is that people generally are arriving late and so wont cook.
 

For more information on what is provided see the website


Bedding

We supply matresses and pillows, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow case. There are some extra blankets available if needed.



Refund Policy

 
- Bookings cancelled six or more weeks before the first night of stay receive an 85% refund.

- Bookings cancelled three to six weeks before the first night of stay receive an 50% refund.

- Bookings cancelled less than three weeks before the first night of stay receive no refund.

- Bookings can be moved at the discretion of the bookings team, and cannot be guaranteed.

- 100% refunds are provided if WTMC cannot open the lodge or provide a lodge operator.

- If you are legally required to isolate for health reasons a 100% refund is available. Otherwise, the usual refund policy applies.
- We do not issue refunds due to adverse weather conditions or if Bruce Road is closed. We advise that visitors check the weather conditions before setting out and adjust plans accordingly.


Contact

 

Please contact us via lodgebookings@wtmc.org.nz or https://wtmc.org.nz/contact/ for any booking questions.

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Members — Member Weekday

Lodge bunk bed. May be half of a double bunk.

WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.

1

Members — Member Weekend

Lodge bunk bed. May be half of a double bunk.

WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.

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Non-Members — Non-Member Weekday

Lodge bunk bed. May be half of a double bunk.

WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.

1

Non-Members — Non-Member Weekend

Lodge bunk bed. May be half of a double bunk.

WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.

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Located on the active slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, our Club is proud to own a luxurious lodge nestled in the tiny ski community of Iwikau Village.

Within skiing distance of the nearby Whakapapa ski field, the lodge has the capacity to comfortably sleep 32 people. It serves as a year-round base for people who want to enjoy the surrounding Tongariro National Park.

General Room Facilities

These are general facilities shared across all rooms.

Car Parking

Park somewhere on the right hand side of the road as you are driving up. This is opposite and approx half way up the top day park (2)
You should not park in areas marked day parks.
The road will only be closed if snow or ice prevents access.
There is a series of steps up to Cerac lodge which is at the top of the bank.(at the
top of black arrow).
Go past this and the nearest lodge on the flat above is ours.(top of red arrow)
Steps may not be visible if there is a large amount of snow, but foot traffic follows
this route.

Location / Distances

Located on the active slopes of Mt. Ruapehu nestled in the tiny ski community of Iwikau Village.

Just 100m walk from the Whakapapa ski field car park.

Check-In Time

Between 4:00 pm and 11:00 pm

Check-Out Time

3:00 pm

Directions to Property

The WTMC Whakapapa lodge is located in Iwikau Village at the Top of the Bruce (SH 48).

There is a series of steps up to Cerac lodge which is at the top of the bank.(at the top of black arrow). Go past this and the nearest lodge on the flat above is ours.(top of red arrow) Steps may not be visible if there is a large amount of snow, but foot traffic follows this route.
Click here for Google map and driving directions

Additional Information

Notes

WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.
All values GST Inclusive.
All occupants must book a bunk, including babies.
For a 3 day weekend, the price is 1 weekend rate plus 1 day rate.
A week is 5 consecutive nights.
A weekend is Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE:
• A Torch
• Pillowslip
• A light sleeping bag or light duvet and sheet (extra blankets are available).
• Light clothing to wear inside the lodge
• Toilet gear and towel
• For outside wear a mix of multiple thin insulating layers with a wind and
waterproof outer layer
• A pair of boots (not ski boots) suitable for walking in snow
• Hat, gloves, sunglasses, sun screen
• Tramping and/or ski gear.
• BYO refreshments (all food is provided)
• CDs, tapes
It is best to use a pack for your gear as the lodge is approx 100m from the road.

Payment Policy

Full payment is required to secure your booking.

For non-member bookings, specific non-member opening dates must be adhered to avoid cancellation.

Booking priority - Bookings are first come, first served, with bookings generally opening earlier for members than non-members. Please refer to the schedule above to check the booking dates for your required weeks or weekends.

Booking confirmation - Your booking is not confirmed until payment is received. NO PAYMENT = NO BOOKING.

Winter weekends
a. Run from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, including all meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
b. Bookings for Members open 1 May. Weekend bookings for non members open 1 Month before the trips run except for open weekends when bookings open 1 June. Bookings must be made by 9pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend you want to book.

Winter weeks
a. Run from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon, during the winter ski season.
b. Members bookings may be made from 1 May.
c. From 1 June, non-members have equal booking rights for ski weeks.
d. Week bookings for non- members open 1 June except for some early winter season bookings which open one month before the trip runs.

Vouching for non- members - when a member books non-members into the lodge they are accepting responsibility for their behaviour and character. Bookings from non-members MAY be refused if they do not have Club members prepared to vouch for them. Non-members booking online will be required to enter a referring members name into the booking system.

Transport - It is your responsibility to get yourself to and from the Lodge. If you need transport, then mention this to the Lodge Booking Officer; there may be car-pooling options available.
Lodge Capacity - Lodge capacity is 32 persons including babies sleeping in cots. Due to safety regulations, overbooking the lodge on any night is not permitted.


Cancellation Policy

See booking details for current cancellation policy.

Child Policy

Youth (4-17)
Infant (0-3)